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Catalog Number 1978.165.21.2
Object Name Letter
Title Letter to Agnes McAteer from sister, Genevieve McAteer
Date Circa 1915
Year Range from 1910
Year Range to 1920
Description Handwritten letter from Genevieve McAteer to her sister Agnes McAteer writing a letter from the Majestic Servself. It describes what she is wearing and what is going on in her life. Two single fold off-white sheets of paper, each with printed green letterhead on front: "MAJESTIC SERVSELF / DETROIT, MICH."
Letter reads:
.1 "Dear Agnes,
I heard about your being sick - & you never told me! I've been wondering why you haven't written. Are you better / If you are, for pity's sake write. Have nothing much to tell you except that I am in Majestic serve-self with Red Velvet dress on - the coat with the plaid & Oh Lord the black hat ? which your imagination may work at will & therefore have before you the living life-size portrait of an old hen. I didn't answer Jack Boyle's letter as he would have been mortified at my appearance. But I guess its best to say, Is ?? _
The man who runs show of course is not married and he talks "Mit" me & talks "mit" me till he makes me sick - took me home other night & of course to lunch after the show - but I refused his gentil offers, since as I know we will get all too thick & then "Me for another job." - oh, I hate it worse all the time. - I wish I was sure you were better.
- Haven't seen George since he came to Windsor - How are Johnie's eyes. I heard they were bad. I was dreaming of poor Mother the other night & it made me wish I was home again. - I got a letter from [.2] Beverly Sangster - I wrote to him a week ago & he's coming over after Xmas.
Mrs. Higgs is certainly grand to me. - She's one of those Good-natured women who have a few kind thoughts once in a while - she is better to me than Margaret - Every morning she sneaks my breakfast up to me - Its a house full of sneaks - I'm a sneak, Margaret is one sure, & Mrs. Higgs is a little deceitful & Miss Donnely - a girl across the hall is a proper one & two boys downstairs are S.N.E.A.K.S. - there is a little rumpus every day. Miss D. tells Miss H. something that I said & Mrs. H tells her she'll never breathe it to me &
comes straight & tells me - & then Miss D tells me something about Mrs. H. & then Margaret tells one of the boys something& its gossip all the time & yet on the surface we're all grand to each other.
Wrote to Father - no reply - Guess he doesn't own such a thing as a daughter in Detroit - think the least he could do would be to ask for me - He got George a new suit before he left.
Got Kate's letter to day & answered it - This will be all for now.
- Please write & tell me that you are better. Genevieve."
People Boyle, Jack
McAteer, Agnes
McAteer, Genevieve
McAteer, George
McAteer, John (Sr.) (1850-1917)
McAteer, Katie
Subjects FAMILY
LETTERS AND MAILINGS
WOMEN
HEALTH
EMPLOYMENT
Dimensions 16.5 x 13.25 cm. - L x W (closed)